Auction 109, Lot 176

"Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains Exhibiting the vaious Trading Depots or Forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company connected with the Western and Northwestern Fur Trade", Albert/Hood

Subject: United States - Northwestern

Period: 1838 (dated)

Publication: Report of the Senate select committee on the occupation of the Oregon Country

Color: Hand Color

20 x 17.5 inches
50.8 x 44.5 cm

This map accompanied an important report intended to awaken public interest in the American occupation of Oregon Territory in the controversy with Great Britain, who also claimed the territory down to the Columbia River. The Northern Boundary of 1818 and the Southern Boundary of 1819 are both prominently delineated. Among the many interesting details are the locations of the various trading posts or forts connected with the northwestern fur trade, both American and British. The map covers present day Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The region west of the Rocky Mountains is named Mandan District. It also shows much of southwestern Canada.

References: Claussen & Friis #221; Hayes #197; Wheat (TMW) #434.

Condition: B

Light scattered foxing and tissue repairs on a couple of folds. Pleasant later color.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/1/2004